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Crisci Associates, April 21, 2014
* House GOP, Senate Dems Hold Hearings On College Affordability, Career Preparation

The House Republican Policy Committee and the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, the political arms of both parties, held separate hearings this week on college affordability and access and career preparation for students.

* Political News & NewsClips

Another Quip By Sen. Wagner: Newly elected York Sen. Scott Wagner, complaining about how “this state is being run by unions,” griped to his Local Government Committee colleagues, “maybe we should tax everybody to death and sit around a campfire and kill each other.”  Click Here for article.

* Session Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Bills On Governor's Desk

The following bills were given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor's desk for action--

* Bills Introduced

The following bills of interest were introduced this week--

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* Table Games Revenue Up Slightly In March

The Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday revenue from the play of table games at Pennsylvania’s casinos rose 1 percent during March, producing the highest level of revenue, $67.9 million, since the introduction of this form of gambling in July 2010.

* Attorney General Kane Issues Report On 2013 Accomplishments

In an effort to provide taxpayers and the General Assembly with a firsthand look at the Office of Attorney General's efforts over the previous year, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane Thursday released a detailed "Year in Review" report for 2013.  Click Here to read a copy.

* Budget Secretary Certifies More Than $779 Million For Statewide Property Tax Relief

Budget Secretary Charles B. Zogby Tuesday certified more than $779 million in gaming revenue will be available for property tax relief in 2014.

* PA Unemployment Rate Drops To 6.0 Percent In March, Lowest Since 2008

The Department of Labor & Industry Friday reported Pennsylvania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined by two-tenths of a percentage point in March to 6.0 percent, the lowest rate since October 2008.

* PA Bulletin: Notice Of Long-Term Care Commission Public Meetings

The PA Long-Term Care Commission published notice of its public input meetings in the April 19 PA Bulletin.

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